Should I buy a new antenna wallplate for my rv? Current wallplate does not have an on/off switch mentioned by some bloggers. I wish to improve my reception.
I am not getting good TV reception in my RV. I've done some research and bloggers suggest I turn on the wallplate switch near the coax cable in order to improve the air signal. My wallplate does not have this switch and I have looked in nearby cupboards. I am going to replace the antenna head, but need to know if I should buy a new wallplate with an on/off switch. I don't know it it's necessary since the orignal one did not have it.
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Some HD antennas , in RV have a signal booster which enhances the signal . these may be the ones with the on and off switch. These run off either 12 or 120 volts. If replacing the head/ antenna buy one with a signal booster. It usually come with it's own switch or buy one for it at radio shack.
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If you've tried all positions with antennae, booster switch is on, and are sure you have all settings on TV correct, try running an alternate cable directly from antennae head to back of current plate where your co-ax from antennae is attached. That will tell you if you have a bad cable or connection from antennae to plate inside. Just get a piece long enough to go through door or window to current spot where connected. If that doesn't cure it, then it's a head or booster switch problem. You can even by-pass the booster and go direct to TV to see if any better.
OK you have a few options. Well first look at money. Your router is old so spending money on it may or may not be a good thing. You have a good router for its time but now it maybe time to move on. 2 new versions of routers have come out since you have had that version G and N and N being the newer of the 2. Moving on. If you want you can get a better antenna for it and you will get better range. they cost about $20 and up. Some have magnets so you can raise them higher and such. Also You can buy a repeater for it and extend the range of it but once again they cost about $50 and up. With the antenna you can put it up higher and get good range. They have new routers out (Version N) and you are using version B. If you go look for a new router go look for one that has MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out). I don't care who you talk to at the store or what they say but one with this gives you longer range. Also one that has multiple external antennas. It will cost you a little more but your better off for what you want it to do. When all else fails with the new Router bring it back and get a different one and see if that you works for your needs.
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The "Wireless / Advanced" configuration window contains a setting for transmit power. Be sure it is set to 100%.
Otherwise, your only options are to replace the antenna with a booster antenna, or to add a stronger wireless router as an access point to your current setup. Using a booster antenna requires the D-Link to have a removable antenna, which it may not have -- none of the documentation calls this out as a feature.
Keep in mind that if you are trying to use this router over excessive distances, boosting the router's own power will not necessarily improve your connection, because the broadcast power of the remote PCs is also a limiting factor.
Well Yes you can improve the reception, please follow the below steps -
Improve FM Radio Reception -
1. If you don't have an antenna connected to your FM receiver, purchase a simple dipole antenna--a simple T-shape flexible wire-- and connect it to the FM antenna inputs on the receiver. Because FM signals are directional, you'll want to experiment with the positioning of the wire to find the best reception of the station you're trying to receive.
2. If you're still not getting a good signal, try an indoor amplified antenna, which you'll find at an electronics store. Don't buy one unless you get a guarantee that you can return it for full credit if it doesn't solve your reception problems.
3. If your signal is weak because you live a long way from the transmitter, install an outside antenna and mount it as high as is practical. If you're primarily interested in getting signals from one station or from a group of stations in one direction, get a directional antenna and point it toward the transmitters.
4. If you're using a portable FM radio where the only antenna is the power cord, stretch the cord as straight as possible and experiment with positioning again.
5. Temporarily switch to monaural mode to improve a weak signal on an FM receiver.
Improve AM Reception -
1. Gradually rotate the radio 360 degrees. Leave it in the position where it sounds best.
2. Reverse the AC plug if it isn't polarized. (If you can flip the plug over, then it's non-polarized.)
3. Plug the radio into a different AC outlet.
4. Move the radio closer to a window.
5. Experiment to learn if appliances and powered products in your home are causing interference: computer monitor, television, electric blanket, light dimmer, fluorescent light, hair dryer, air conditioner, smoke detector. If possible, turn off the offending item. Otherwise, move the radio to another room.
6. Upgrade to an external antenna if your receiver, tuner or radio has a place to connect one.
7. Buy a passive AM antenna that doesn't need to be connected to a radio or receiver.